Over the years, FirstLight has frequently received recognition as one of the best franchise opportunities for military veterans. In fact, 1 in every 7 FirstLight franchise owners is a military veteran.  As a top franchise for veterans, we’ve grown our ranks by 30% in the last year, and we plan to continue! FirstLight is a 5-Star Member of VetFran, an initiative committed to facilitating the transition of veterans into franchising. FirstLight co-founder and CEO Jeff Bevis is also the Chair of VetFran.

    To date, 14 veterans have joined the FirstLight family as franchisees. These individuals continue to serve the community with the dedication they brought to serving our country. As one of the largest discounts in franchising, FirstLight offers a 20% VetFran discount off the initial franchise fee for all former U.S. military veterans. FirstLight also has a 5-Star Rating with VetFran.

    Former military service members make excellent franchisees. They know how to lead successful teams and have experience executing systems and processes conducive to franchising. We encourage all former service members to join the FirstLight family today.

    “Military service gives you a unique skillset. It gives you drive, tenacity and confidence — all the attributes you need to be a great business owner, particularly in franchising.

    Twenty-nine years in the U.S. Marine Corps have given me a strong foundation to succeed in my own business, and I’m putting my skills to work as a FirstLight Home Care franchise owner in Pensacola, Florida.

    Owning a home care business has been a wonderful, rewarding experience, allowing my wife and myself to serve seniors, many of them veterans, in our community.”

    Maj. Lance Henderson
    U.S. Marine